Hello 80’s and 90’s Pop Culture Buffs!

Hello pop culture buffs. This is Ruchel and I’ve been interested in pop culture since I was in first grade.

I remember vividly in the 70’s, my mom, cousins and I were glued on the tube for every episode of  The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, Wonder Woman, Invisible Man,and Charlie’s Angels.  I would get giddily excited to see Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers working as a team as sleuths to catch the antagonists of every episode.

During the 80’s, my favorite era, I dreamed of being the BFF of Blair from the Facts of Life TV show.  I always thought Blair had the perfect hair. In the early 80’s, my relatives gathered in the living room and watched BJ and the Bear, The Dukes of Hazzard and all those Friday Night and Sunday movies. As far as I can remember, there were only two cable channels: ON and Select TV. Boy, did Bo Derek looked so great on “10” when they were showing the highlight of the movie to be aired on one of those cable channels.

I was also gung ho on the Fab 5 Britt band, Duran Duran. Yes, that was the British Invasion era. I was a frequent visitor of Licorice Pizza record store. I would check vinyl records and collected picture disc. Did I mention Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, The Cars, Talk Talk, Devo, B52’s, Howard Jones, OMD, Modern English and Rick Springfield too? My cousins and friends in Montebello, California where I used to live got Rick Springfield’s telephone number and called him and we were like , “OMG, Rick Springfield is on the other line!” when we knew it was only his recording promoting his record.  Of course, answering machine weren’t main stream at that time. So we were pretty ecstatic.

The early ’80s is not the ’80s without Scott Baio. He was such a dream in Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi. And of course, the teen queen of the 80’s, Molly Ringwald and the iconic teen movie “Pretty in Pink” where I fell for Blaine (yes, it’s a name, not a major appliance.) I got the original poster and was hanging in my room because I sent the production company a letter that I was such a fan.

My Visit to PopCon LA to experience Pop Culture of the 70’s.

Recently, I went to PopCon LA and just experienced up close and personal with pop icons of the 70’s. I must say what a wonderful experience talking to the stars I used to watch growing up in the Philippines, Margot Kidder (Lois Lane of Superman I-IV and Oscar (Richard Anderson) of The Six Million Dollar Man.

Freibrun Family with Margot Kidder PopCon LA 2012

With Margot Kidder (Lois Lane, Superman I-IV) at PopCon LA

Richard Anderson at PopCon LA - Pop Culture Festival - 2012

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